What We Believe
While statements can foster division within the body of Christ, we do hold certain truths to be essential and believe that being in agreement on them enables us to better accomplish God’s purposes. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any of these in further detail.
We believe in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16-17 * John 14:9-10
We believe God is the Creator of man as well as heaven and earth.
Genesis 1:1 * Acts 17:24-28
We believe in Jesus Christ as God’s only Son who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and was resurrected from the dead. We recognize Jesus as humanity’s only means of salvation.
John 3:16 * Matthew 1:18 * John 20:24-31 * John 14:6 * Hebrews 4:15
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian.
John 16:5-15 * 1 Corinthians 6:19
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith.
Romans 15:4 * Hebrews 4:12 * 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned, and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:12 * Romans 3:23 * 1 John 1:7
We believe that salvation, the forgiveness of sins and entrance into new life, comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (His death on the cross and resurrection to new life).
Matthew 26:28 * Romans 5:8-11 * Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe the Bible teaches that the following elements are necessary to receive Jesus as Savior: to believe in Christ as God’s Son and Savior of the world, to repent of personal sin, to confess Jesus as Lord, and to be immersed in baptism; and that none of these alone is sufficient.
Luke 24:45-47 * Acts 2:38 * Romans 6:1-7 * 2 Peter 3:9
We believe God expects that a genuine conversion will result in a changed life in which every disciple will participate in the lifelong, ongoing process of spiritual transformation.
Romans 6:4 * Ephesians 4:17-24 * 2 Corinthians 3:18 * 2 Peter 1:3-4
We believe that the Church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost,
consisting of all Christians everywhere.
Matthew 16:13-18 * Acts 2:14-47
We believe it is God’s plan for Elders to shepherd the local church.
Acts 20:28 * 1 Timothy 3:1-7 * 1 Peter 5:1-4
We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved will inherit eternal life in heaven with God; the unsaved, etenal separation from God in hell.
Romans 8:10-11 * Daniel 12:2 * John 6:47 * Matthew 25:31-46